Not too long ago, I purchased a hybrid bike. A ride before work, enables me to deal with my gig. I enjoy it for the sake of the ride. However, I am a little compulsive mixed with being a tab bit goal oriented. A dear friend, who knows this about me, and loves me anyway, gave me a catalog for adventure vacations.
If I can manage to bike 20 miles per day five days a week between now and July 1, I think I will book a Tuscany bike tour. I am lucky that I have a friend with family in Italy. They will provide me and (whomever I can talk into) with a soft landing at the end of the trip.
The thought of seeing Italy with a native is very cool. I am averaging 13 miles per day four days per week. Time will tell.